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STAR ANCESTORS explores the fascinating and profound connections that exist between “Ancient Astronauts” and Indigenous Peoples throughout Mesoamerica. The documentary film details a Pan-American genesis story crediting forefathers from off this Earth in a shared communion.

Over the past twelve years, Nancy Red Star has been documenting and writing about the Star Nations contact~ to this end she has published six books that provides her with a unique opportunity to bridge “mainstream” with ancient indigenous cultures.

In an unprecedented series of interviews, STAR ANCESTORS reveals, for the first time, the unifying themes between science and what we call spirit. This will allow us to recognize that the ongoing close encounters of Indigenous Peoples of planet Earth are connected, in modern times, with ancient wisdom from the past. And, this knowledge brings instructions on how we are to care take this planet.

Coming into view is the indigenous prophecy ~prophecies carved on rocks, etched in temples, choreographed in sacred dances, and beaded on story belts over thousands of years. STAR ANCESTORS provides the viewer with the stunning impact of visual documentation ~ all exquisitely photographed in evocative locations and aligned with a unique musical score.

Keepers around the world have seen the signs occurring. These signs show the Timekeepers’ that they must speak their closely held knowledge regarding our laws of origin, the formation of culture, traditions, and ceremony. Together, we look beyond color, beyond race, beyond borders~ into the Cosmos to view our rightful place in interstellar space.


In memory of the Late Phil Lucas ~ Co-Director and Director of Photography
Emmy and Award-winning filmmaker Phil Lucas has probably written, produced and directed more film and television programs than any other single American Indian filmmaker alive today. His emotional and cultural sensitivity with Indian People gives him keen insight into the presentation of native subjects in a way that honors those people while making their stories understandable and accessible to the world at large. His credits include~ The Broken Chain (TV movie for TNT Network, Co-Producer), The Native Americans (Documentary Series for TBS, Director), The Honor of All (Director), Healing the Hurts (Director)

Lucas graduated from Western Washington State, in 1970 with a degree in Visual Communications. Over the past 25 years he has made more than 100 documentary film and video programs including the award-winning PBS series, Images of Indians, The Honor of All, Walking with Grandfather, and the Emmy nominated, American Indian Dance Theatre: Dances For The New Generations. He also directed two hours of the Emmy winning, Native American Series, for TBS, and Co-produced The Broken Chain, a feature film for Turner Network Television. In addition, he wrote produced and edited an award-winning film biography on the late Apache Sculptor, Allan Houser, entitled Allan Houser: The Lifetime Works Of An American Master, which was completed in 1999.

John Trudell ~ Theme Song"These Memories"
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell's wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, ,to stay connected to this reality.

In 1982, Trudell began recording his poetry to traditional Native music and in 1983 he released his debut album Tribal Voice on his own Peace Company label. Trudell then teamed up with the late legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. Together, they recorded three albums during the 1980's. The first of these, AKA Graffiti Man, was released in 1986 and dubbed the best album of the year by Bob Dylan. AKA Graffiti Man served early notice of Trudell's singular ability to express fundamental truths through a unique mix of poetry, Native music, blues and rock. Since that time, Trudell has released seven more albums plus a digitally re-mastered collection of his early Peace Company cassettes. His 2002 CD, Bone Days, was executive produced by Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie and released on the Daemon Records label.

His latest double album, Madness & The Moremes, showcases more than five years of new music and includes special Ghost Tracks of old favorite Trudell tunes made with legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. This internet only release offers a full range of classic Trudell poetry there are lyrics filled with penetrating insight and others with knock out humor, all put to some of the best music Bad Dog has ever made together. Madness and The Moremes is available now on

In addition to his music career, Trudell has played roles in a number of feature films, including a lead role in the Mirimax movie Thunderheart and a major part in Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals. He most recently played Coyote in Hallmark's made for television movie, Dreamkeeper.

Dean Stockwell ~ Narrator
During the 1940's Robert Dean Stockwell was a popular child actor, appearing with Abbot and Costello in Hollywood (1945), The Boy with the Green Hair (1948) and in The Secret Garden (1949). His success continued into adulthood. Together with Jason Robards and Ralph Richardson, he won Best Actor at Cannes for playing in Long Days Journey into Night (1962); he'd formerly won the award for his performance in Compulsion (1959) shared with Orson Welles and Bradford Dillman. Stockwell also appeared in Blue Velvet (1986), Air Force One (1997), The Rainmaker (1997) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). He also co-starred in television's Quantum Leap (1989-93). He was nominated for an Oscar for playing mafia don in Married to the Mob (1988). In addition, Stockwell heads up the Sci-Fi Conventions all over the world. This year, Phenomenon: Lost Archives was hosted by him on a 6 DVD set as well as Star Trek Enterprise Season 3 released on DVD. Robert Dean Stockwell is a National Treasure and has appeared in over 125 films to date.

Jim Wilson ~ Film Music Supervisor
Jim Wilson begun work in 1988 on a "New Native" project entitled "Shaman's Dream of the Animal Spirits". Although this extended opera concept was never finished, many of the songs would later be released as single compositions ("Coyote Dance", Music for the Native Americans). In 1992, Wilson decided to re-locate back to the United States where he was soon contacted by Robbie Robertson who had heard some of the "Shaman" tracks while visiting with mutual friends in Vancouver. Work was begun on both the soundtrack for the TBS six hour documentary and the album "Music for the Native Americans". Both projects were completed by 1994 with the documentary series winning three Emmy awards and the album selling over a million copies world wide. In 1995 a new album was released through Triloka records under the name " Little Wolf Band" and titled "Dream Song". This would be a highly acclaimed addition to the growing "New Native" genre. Immediately following "Dream Song", work was begun on a "World Beat" album entitled "Transendence" under the name "Tulku". This project marked the beginning of many collaborations with Jai Uttal,Geoffrey Gordon and Krishna Das. In the fall of the same year, Jai Uttal and Jim Wilson co-produced the first Krishna Das release "One Track Heart".

Olga Khariditi and Jim
In 1996 Wilson and Gordon teamed up to write and produce an album with the Russian born author, Olga Kharitidi . Her book "Entering the Circle" was a highly acclaimed exploration into the mysterious realm of Siberian shamanism. In this recording Kharitidi and Wilson created a musical journey that remains true to the trance experience of the Altai shamans.
Later in this year Wilson was invited by David Silver of Mercury records to produce a posthumus album with pop icon Timothy Leary. With tracks from a 1967 Mercury release "Turn on ,Tune in ,and Drop out" and interviews from just before his death (a span of 30 years) came the creation of "Beyond Life". With contributions from Fiorella Terenzi, the Moody Blues, and Ministry's Al Jourgensen, this album went on to become a cult classic. Also included on this album is a collaboration between Wilson and Allen Ginsberg entitled "A Tale of the Tribe".

The second Tulku album "Season of Souls" was written and produced for Triloka with guest artist Mamek Khadem, Mayan elder Don Allejendro,and Krishna Das. In 1997 Wilson produced the self titled "Walela" album with Rita Coolidge, Laura Satterfield, and Priscilla Coolidge. This album has proven to be a classic in the "New Native" genre, winning two NAMA awards. In the same vein, the second Little Wolf album entitled "Wolf Moon" was also completed along with a writing and production collaboration with Robbie Robertson for the "Contact from the Underworld of Redboy" album. The "Redboy" album received two grammy nominations and was featured on VH1 and PBS specials. Teaming up with fellow Santa Fean, Consuelo Luz, Wilson produced the "Dezeo" cd which brings ancient sephardic prayers in ladino and traditional love songs into a contemporary world beat setting. The track "Los Bilbilicos" was featured on the Buddha Bar compilation by Claude Challe. In a tribute to world peace, Wilson then wrote and produced "Ecclesia" with fellow musician and author James Twyman ("Praying Peace"and "The Emissary of Light"). Based on peace prayers from all the religious traditions of the world, this album creates an ambient trance dance excursion into the common hope of all peoples. In February 2002 a new Tulku album,"A Universe to Come".has been released through New Earth records. At the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake Winter Games, Robbie Robertson, Walela and Jim Wilson gave a live performance of three songs for the world wide telecast

George Burdeau ~ Creative Consultant 
George Burdeau, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, has been a director and producer for more than 30 years. He received an Emmy Award for The Native Americans (1993-1994) and a Peabody Award for Surviving Columbus: First Encounters (1990). He is the founding dean of the Communications Department of the Institute of American Indian Arts and former director of the National Center for the Production of Native Images, both in Santa Fe , NM . Burdeau was the first American Indian director in the Director's Guild of America. He served as chairman of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, board member of the Institute for the Preservation of the Original Languages of Americas, board chair of the Institute of Native Culture and Communication, and founding board member of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium. Some of Burdeau's films are, The Witness (1998), Who Owns the Past (1999), Stories Told in the Dark (1999), Backbone to the World: The Blackfeet (1997), The Native Americans/The Plains: Part 1 and 2 (1996) Storytellers of the Pacific (1994), The Pueblo People (1991). Burdeau is a leading American Indian Filmmaker who has worked in Hollywood on Television shows; his most notorious being That's Incredible (1980-1984).

Edward Griego ~ Special Effects Editor
Edward Griego is the owner of Coyote Productions, a full service video/film production company in Taos , New Mexico. As an experienced editor of documentary films/television commercials and programs for broadcast he has strong project management skills from start to finish with over 15 years of experience as an editor. Griego is fully computer literate with programs such as FinalCutPro HD for editing, Adobe After Effects and Motion for special effects, plus DVD Studio Pro 4 for DVD authoring and mastering. Griego directed, edited and was the director of photography for Taos Artists Quick Draw (2005), a short film documenting the use of art done by over 90 Taos artists and auctioned to fund the future of the TCA. Edward was the Editor and Co-Producer for Do it for Uncle Graham (2004) documenting New Mexico's 60 year legacy of nuclear weapons creation and manufacturing and dire effects on the health and lives of all people in the state (Just US Productions, LLC: Candy Jones Producer, 2004 Santa Fe Film Festival). He was Editor and assistant DP for Taos Voices (2004), documenting the stories of people who lost ownership of land passed down through Spanish Land Grants in Northern New Mexico (Agua y Tierra Productions - Roberto Romero Producer, Taos Vision Quest). As DP/Editor and DVD Author, Griego worked on Chi Nei Tsang (2005), an Instructional Video teaching the ancient art of Chinese healing with Carolyn Diel, Master of Chi Nei Tsang (White Cloud Institute, Conscious Goddess LLC: Eileen Meyer Producer) This two disc set of instructional video was created for the United States and Australian marketplace. As Director of Photography/Editor for Peruvian Whistles (2004), Griego created a Documentary Film for Daniel Statnekov who produced this film on the making of re-creations of the sacred whistling vessels discovered in the highlands of Peru . Additionally Griego Edited & Co-produced The American Fly Fisher (2000), a thirty minute program for television pilot (Tight Line Productions - Barrie Bush Producer).

Jennifer Templeman ~ Film Website Editor
She is educated in Microcomputer Engineering Technologies (2002), Graphic and Web Design (2005) having worked as project manager for large conservation projects within system infrastructure, design and data flow. Her expressions of guided consciousness manifest through electronic design, oil painting and Energetic Facilitating which focuses upon energetic balancing, activation, and template stabilization. Implementing archetypal templates and original templates scanning the creation of Being, she is guided through intuition and empathetic systems tuning in to assist with personal and collective process into the new earth realms.


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